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Electrical Energy Systems (MSc)

Course Description

The core modules are delivered by research academics in the School of Engineering, with guest lectures from experienced engineers and managers from the electricity industry. A key feature of the programme is its integrated approach to teaching Power Systems, High Voltage Plant Technology and the enabling technologies which provides essential preparation for a career in future electricity networks. Optional modules are taught by colleagues from other research groups in the School in order to achieve a multi-disciplinary input to the scheme. The demand for graduates from this type of course is very strong and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. Graduates are expected to gain employment in large electrical energy utilities, electricity distribution companies, the public sector (energy agencies, Carbon Trust etc), research and development, or set up their own companies.

Topics covered on the course include:
Power Systems Analysis
Distributed Generation
Smartgrids and Active Network Devices,
Power System Protection,
Condition Monitoring,
Systems Modelling and Forecasting,
High Voltage Technology,
Alternative Energy Systems,
Sustainable Energy Studies,
Advanced Power Electronics,
Introduction to Digital Signal Processing,
Industrial Computer Control Systems,
Management in Industry,
Energy Management.

After successful completion of the taught component, students will proceed to undertake a research project.

Visit the Electrical Energy Systems (MSc) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Alan Smith (MSc Geoenvironmental engineering)

I chose to return to postgraduate study in order to get an edge in the job market. Geoenvironmental engineering is a growing field and I feel this type of specialist MSc will really enhance my career prospects. The course itself is very diverse and students benefit, in particular, from the School’s strong network of contacts in industry. I was also fortunate enough to secure funding for my postgraduate study from the EPSRC.

(Student Profile)

Matt Chapman

I have found that taking the Electrical Energy Systems MSc has given me a much greater appreciation of engineering fundamentals in the wider context of the power industry. I believe that the skills obtained from undertaking this course has set me up perfectly for a career involving power systems networks, renewable energy, and even the aerospace industry. On top of this, it has probably been my most enjoyable year at university.

(Student Profile)

Mayank Mehta (Engineering)

“I chose Cardiff as the Engineering school has a great reputation. The information, advice and tour provided by the University were really useful and helped me make my mind up. Cardiff School of Engineering is research driven and incredibly successful which has a positive knock–on effect to undergraduate students. We are taught about the most up-to-date techniques and methods. The lecturers are really approachable and pleased to help. I give the quality of life 10/10; I have had the time of my life at Cardiff, Great fun!!! Great life! Great people and a Great University!”


Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for graduates in electrical and electronic engineering, or in a relevant engineering discipline, or with appropriate professional experience. Applicants without an engineering or applied science background should bear in mind that there are significant numerical/computational elements to this MSc programme.Applicants should have at least an upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university. Applicants with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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